Sunday, November 24, 2019

Cactus Club (Station Square) weekend brunch

Cactus Club Cafe, Station Square Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato My friend was all excited by the under-$10 weekend brunch and dragged me here. She was immediately disappointed by the rather small menu, but did manage to find something that she ended up liking (Avocado Benny).
I, however, apparently picked the one thing you shouldn't get here.

Fried Egg Sandwich ($13.75, or $9.75 during weekend brunch if you order before Noon; cheddar cheese costs extra) smoked bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, mayo, red relish, brioche bun, smashed potatoes
  • Looks like a pretty tall burger till you look inside and realize it's fluffed up by lettuce.
  • Worse, the mass of lettuce and other slippery ingredients can make this a mess to eat, squishing out juices everywhere. I recommend you try to flatten down the lettuce by flattening down the sandwich.
  • Basically a rip off even at $9.75 for what you actually get. Think about it: An egg is something you add to a burger for +$1, at Red Robin for example. Order something else.
Fever Tree Ginger Beer ($4)
  • Pretty tall bottle of really decent ginger beer. Not too much bite, not too sweet.
Staff were polite and prompt with service. Combined with the rather nice ambiance, this was the only thing saving this brunch from a failing score.